Oklahoma faith briefs for Jan. 18, 2020
World Religion Day event is planned
EDMOND — The Edmond Baha’is will observe World Religion Day at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Edmond Baha'i Center, 321 E Campbell Drive.
The public is invited to the one-hour program that will feature music presentations and prayer, followed by refreshments and fellowship. The event will highlight what the major religions have in common. Guest speaker Paul Blauser, a member of St. Luke's United Methodist Church, will walk the audience through a discussion of the book "Oneness: Great Principles Shared by All Religions" by Jeff Mose. Blauser has put these ideals into practice through his work with international students from different religions for the past 10 years at Oklahoma City University’s International Admissions Department. He also is a member of The Interfaith Alliance Foundation of Oklahoma.The public is invited. No donations are accepted.Baha'is view the world's major religions as part of a single, progressive process through which God reveals His will to humanity. Major Baha'i tenets include the oneness of humanity, equality of men and women, eradication of prejudice, harmony of science and religion, universal education and world peace.
To learn more about the Baha'i Faith in Edmond, go to www.edmondbahai.org.
Methodist church plans racial reconciliation study
"Be the Bridge," Latasha Morrison's study about how to pursue God's heart for racial reconciliation, will be from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Chapel Hill United Methodist Church, 2717 W Hefner Road.
Led by the Rev. Marilynn Schellhamer, the study will be in the church's Great Hall, Room 2.
In her book "Be the Bridge," Morrison draws from a deep well of spiritual practices, historical narratives and personal experiences. The study based on the book is designed to engage readers on a critical journey toward God’s heart for humanity, one that promises to enlighten, as well as unsettle, them.
For more information or to register, call 751-0755 or go to https://www.mychapelhill.org/events.
Christian apologist will speak at Oklahoma City church
A free event entitled "Facing Doubt: A Conversation with Lee Strobel" will be at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 8 at Memorial Road Church of Christ, 2221 E Memorial Road.
Strobel is the former award-winning legal editor of The Chicago Tribune and best-selling author of more than 20. His recent release "The Case for Grace" was named the 2016 Nonfiction Book of the Year by the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association. Strobel tackles some of the most difficult questions of faith with real-life stories and thorough research.
For more information, call 478-0166 or go to https://www.mrcc.org.